Heading into training camp with the New York Jets, second-year wide receiver ArDarius Stewart enters a critical time to prove his worth.
New York Jets wide receiver ArDarius Stewart was drafted in the third round of last year’s NFL Draft out of Alabama. Stewart was a highly regarded receiver headed into the draft but did not see much game action. He struggled to separate himself from the pack and faces an uphill battle entering next season.
The Jets have added a few new faces such as Terrelle Pryor to the position and get others back that were out from last year. If Stewart has any hopes of sticking around, he is going to need quite the performance in training camp.
Here’s a look Stewart’s complete profile as he heads into training camp of the Jets.
2017 SEASON REVIEW
Stewart totaled just six catches for 82 yards on 12 targets last season. Stewart also saw some action on jet sweeps and returned a couple of kicks. Overall he had limited impact last season.
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2018 SEASON OUTLOOK
Stewart faces a test to get targets this year. Expect more of the same with the Jets getting the return of Quincy Enunwa as well as the offseason signing of Pryor. Stewart has the ability to make an impact on the team, but expectations have to be lowered for now when looking at the receivers in front of him. Stewart’s impact this upcoming season will come on special teams.
TRAINING CAMP PREDICTION
Stewart should be a safe bet to make the Jets final 53-man roster. He was selected with a premium draft selection just last season making it unlikely the team gives up on him so quickly. If Stewart can build on his flashes from the spring, his roster spot will be okay. Look for Stewart to be wide receiver five or six on the roster when they break training camp.